FAQs and expert advice about stationery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your East Anglian Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@youreastanglian.wedding

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The write stuff

The write stuff

Q. We want our wedding stationery to give our guests a sneak peek of our October wedding. What would you suggest?

A. Sarah Gibbs says: Sarah says: This time of year provides plenty of scope to incorporate the season in your wedding stationery to give a flavour of your day. Using autumnal colours, natural elements and designs to reflect the season is a great way to get your guests excited for what's to come. Foliage is ideal for this and our autumn design features a leaf cut-out on texture laid card to give a high-end finish and the leaf can be adapted to any colour. Warm, burnished tones of orange red and brown are particularly popular for that special seasonal feel.

Sarah Gibbs, Tops Designs


Falling leaves

Falling leaves

Q. We're planning to get married in October 2021 and want to celebrate the season with an autumn theme. How can we reflect this in our wedding stationery?

A. Kimberley Hooley says: Kimberley says: Colours are key for an autumnal wedding. Deep reds, burgundy and plum tones with mustard, orange and shades of brown are all great for that warm inviting feel. Including seasonal elements like illustrations of leaves, foliage and pumpkins are also ideal. I love this time of year myself and I have created an autumn-themed wedding stationery suite featuring pumpkins and falling leaves. You can pair the invitation with a range of extras such as a luxurious vellum wrap, envelope liners and wax seals for an extra special touch. Continue the theme with your on-the-day stationery including order of the day cards to match your invites, place names, table numbers, table plans, menus, order of service cards and more for a fully coordinated look. If you have a specific idea in mind you can always opt for a bespoke design service to get the wedding stationery of your dreams!

Kimberley Hooley, KGH Illustrates


The personal trap

The personal trap

Q. We got engaged during lockdown and are excited to great cracking with planning our wedding. We've got so many ideas, how do we pull it all together to create a coordinated look?

A. Melissa Morley says: Mel says: Once you've picked your venue and set a date, this will lead the way in deciding on a theme. The time of year and the setting are hugely important for starting the process and the next stage can be done with the help of your stationery. You may decide to send save-the-date cards or go straight for the main invitations, whichever route you take, having a concept in mind will help to set the scene and give your guests their first glimpse of what's to come.

There are no rules in picking a theme – you may have something that's important to you both, a favourite film or place. Your stationery designer can then take these ideas and use them as subtly or boldly as you like. If you'd rather focus on colours and choose a style like rustic, luxe or boho for example, these are good starting points too.

The save-the-dates can coordinate with your invitations or you may want to just give a hint as a teaser and save the best bits for the main invitations! This can be done with colours or just taking a different slant with the main design.

To run the theme right through from the invitations to the on-the-day stationery will help to tie everything together and can coordinate with other aspects of your day too. We love floral designs and if you know the type of flowers you're having we can liaise with your florist to create stationery to match. Entwined initials or using your names are another popular way of connecting the wedding stationery, creating a motif with fonts, colours and design to use throughout with stickers to seal the envelopes or you could go for a custom-made stamp and use wax seals.

Melissa Morley, Melmade Stationery

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